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"Montag, Mittwoch und Freitag?"

Translation:Monday, Wednesday and Friday?

June 29, 2015

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/erebus53

Ditto that. Just use Wednesday. In English we don't call Wednesday "midweek"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ebotchl

Does German use the Oxford comma like English?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ViticellaV

You probably know this by now, but for anyone who doesn't, there is no Oxford comma in German.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SeanMeaneyPL

I love the slightly manic terminal intonation to form the question.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/drew.jacobs

Doesnt Mittwoch literally translate to Midweek? I was marked wrong for monday, midweek, and friday. Instead of wednesday.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikeRoyal

Good observation. But midweek is a more general term in English... In German, Mittwoch is specifically the day Wednesday.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alpersky

Freitag is like freeday instead english use friday.What a nonsense.Fridays are always busy


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChrissyFen

It sounds likeit shouldbe, doesn't it! But apparently it comes from some goddess - Freyja/Frigga. So in English and many Germanic and Scandanavian languages the word for Friday and other days will sound similar. Sunday - the sun. Monday - the moon. Thursday - Thor's day. Wednesday in English is thought to come from Odin/Woden's day. Not sure about Tuesday or Saturday though!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GertjanNL

Tuesday is named after Tiw/Tyr. Saturday is from the Roman god Saturn, but in German it's called Samstag. Samstag ultimately comes from Shabbat.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HCDaria

Grammar question - Is the Oxford comma uncommon and/or not used in German?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HCDaria

Grammar question - Is the Oxford comma not used in German?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Huy_Ngo

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